At the moment the music began
And you heard the guitar player starting to sing
You were filled with the beauty that ran
Through what you were imagining

Dreaming of scenes from those songs of love
I was the endless sky
And you were my Mexican dove

Now the music that played in your ears
Grows a little bit fainter each day
And you find yourself looking through tears
At the love you feel slipping away

Though it's not the kind
Of love you might hope to find
If tears could release the heart
From the shadows preferred by the mind

Like a wind that comes up in the night
Caressing your face while you sleep
Love will fill your eyes with the sight
Of a world you can't hope to keep

Dreaming on after that moment's gone
The light in your lover's eyes
Disappears with the light of the dawn

But the morning brings
Strength to your restless wings
And some other lover sings
To the sun's bright corona

I know all about these things
Linda Paloma
Fly away
Linda Paloma



Lyrics submitted by mikepauer

"Linda Paloma" as written by Jackson Browne

Lyrics © Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music/Night Kitchen Music/Open Window Music

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    General Comment:Amzing song about love that usually fades away. So beautifully written and sung. Love the part of the tears with shadows of the mind.
    Great song writer.
    rasgullahon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I believe that this is a song about a one night stand with a mexican girl, possibly a prostitute, but has beeen romanticized because Mexican girls are love.
    bennie6623on April 16, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:
    This song is about JB's longing for Linda Ronstadt. Like some of the Eagles, JB either had a relationship with LR, or wanted to. That girl got around in the 1970's.
    kookookachuon July 10, 2010   Link
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    My Opinion:I was told it referred to the time his wife, who committed suicide, spent on a ventilator.
    mickcon November 06, 2013   Link

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